About Us2024-01-05T13:02:41-05:00

We Are More Than Just a Boat Ride

Our Mission

The Michigan Maritime Museum celebrates, preserves, promotes, and stewards the vibrant heritage and culture of Michigan’s Great Lakes and waterways, through education, exhibition, and immersive experience.

Our Vision

Inspire a multi-generational, educated, enthusiastic, and aware public invested in the long-term preservation of Michigan maritime heritage and culture.

Core Values

Collaboration:  To collaborate with local, state and national groups with similar objectives interested in building strong relationships to achieve mutual goals.

Education:  To provide an educational experience to visitors of all ages through exhibits, programs, classes, events, Friends Good Will, and Lindy Lou that promotes a greater knowledge and appreciation of maritime history in the immediate area and secondarily in the Great Lakes region.

Fiscal responsibility:  To generate a potential revenue stream improvement, improve safety or create a healthier operating environment with each financial decision (expense or capital outlay).

Preservation:  To acquire and employ appropriate preservation techniques to artifacts, whether images, documents or objects of significance to our maritime history, and balance the benefits of continued use allowing for an authentic experience with education and interpretation.

Hospitality:  To provide an inviting and welcoming atmosphere with changing exhibitions that inspires visitors and members to look forward to their next visit and to share their experience with family and friends.

Volunteerism:  To provide a welcoming and stimulating environment encouraging volunteers to participate at our institution, and to use those volunteers wisely in the running and management of our museum.